Twist in the Tail

First Impressions

November 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 15
Twist in the Tail
First Impressions
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Twist in the Tail
First Impressions
Nov 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 15
Shourov, Brian and Abhik
Contrasing debuts in Warne's first Test match lead to a musing over what makes a memorable first impression.
Show Notes

Shourov takes us back to a Test match between Australia and India in 1992, a game he had to follow via the radio from a flat in Kolkata. Australia had just gone through a moment of political drama, a precocious kid called Tendulkar hit a century, and another kid with a blonde mop made his debut as a leg spinner - the great Shane Warne (though he was outbowled in this match by India's debutant Subroto Banerjee, who never played a Test again). Despite his poor figures, there was something about Warne that marked him out. The boys muse over the indefinable "je ne sais quoi" that makes for a memorable first impression.

Today's game - Australia vs India, January 2-6, 1992, Sydney

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